College & University

"Hairspray", Jones County Musical Theatre
“Hairspray”, Jones County Musical Theatre

College & University Theatre Professionals,

Planning is well underway for this year’s MTA Festival. This year the festival is scheduled to be held January 11 – 14, 2024 on the campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Harrison County Campus. 

Dates for the Junior & Senior auditions are To Be Announced. There will be times for students to meet with the colleges and universities at the college & university booths.

All of these benefits will be included with your $70 college registration fee. A college & university membership will include two (2) festival admissions, a festival booth, and additional discounted college & university memberships at $20 each.

MTA will also be hosting workshops during MTA 2024. If you would be interested in hosting a workshop, please sign up for this as well.

If you are interested in serving as an adjudicator for one of the high school regional festivals, please send an email to Stacy Howell. Thank you for all that you are doing during this unique time in theatre history. If you have any questions or ideas, please let us know.


Rory Ledbetter
MTA College & University Division Chair

Cory Squires
MTA College & University Division Vice-Chair

MTA 2024 – Gulfport, MS – January 11-14, 2024

MTA 2024 will be held at the iMPAC Center on the MGCCC Harrison County Campus.

2024 MTA Registration

Information for MTA 2024 will be posted October 1, 2023.

Present a Workshop at MTA 2024

Information for MTA 2024 can be found HERE.

Ad Sales for MTA 2024

Ad Sales for MTA 2024 will be posted in September 2023.

Sponsor/Vendor MTA 2024

Choose to be a sponsor / vendor of MTA 2024! Information for sponsorships for MTA 2024 will be posted in September 2023.

MTA 2024 Overall Schedule

Here is an overall schedule of MTA 2023. The MTA 2024 schedule will be posted in late December.

MTA 2024 Workshop Listing

Here is a listing of the workshop available at MTA 2023. Workshop listings for MTA 2024 will be posted in early January.

SETC Professional Screening Auditions

SETC Professional Screening Audition information for 2024 will be posted in early September.

For more information contact SETC State Auditions Coordinator, Tim Matheny.

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SETC Screening Audition Information

Dream Team Application

Do you know of a college student who is interested in pursuing theatre? Are you personally interested in building your resume and networking with theatre professionals? MTA is now looking for college and university students to assist with the MTA 2024 Festival. This year’s event will be held at the remarkable IMPAC Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Harrison County Campus. Contact Executive Director, Stacy Howell, for questions or for more information.

Click HERE to apply.

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